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Truman Capote

Movie Review: Art and Craft

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Art and Craft is a potent title that can be taken in several different ways, in this fascinatingly complex and endlessly entertaining documentary from a trio of filmmakers: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Gay Pride Book: Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's - the Novel That Saved My Life

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It showed me an adult life that was about parties and friends and sex and sparkling wit and messiness and creativity and longing for something outside of convention. It gave me the insatiable appetite to reach beyond my circumstances. It gave me a vista of what kind of life was possible for a homosexual like me.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary ...

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seym...

Why Does the Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman Sadden Us?

Marci Rich | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

My own reaction barely warrants a ripple in this tide. Still, I felt compelled to express my sadness, as I feel moved to write this essay. Why? Did I know the man? No. Or did I?

Are Young Writers Interesting?

Steven Petite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Then Junot Diaz asked me a question: "What could you possibly write that would interest people?" This being a reference to my age, and possibly my closed-off suburban background. I know that it was not meant as an insult, but at the same time, how would he know if my writing could interest people just by looking at me?

The United States of Gore Vidal

Michael Conniff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

It's not every day that you get to see the original video of William F. Buckley Jr. calling Gore Vidal "a queer" on network television, but people in ...

How to Throw Your Own Black-and-White Party

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | Style
Rana Florida

When it comes to an event, nothing is more sophisticated nor easy to work with than a monochromatic theme -- no matter what you are celebrating.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Capote Manuscript Sells For HOW Much?!

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

AMHERST, N.H. — Truman Capote's 1958 typed manuscript of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with the author's handwritten edits has sold for about $306,00...

Rachel Zoe Is So Superficial She's Profound

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Caroline Presno

Until Rachel Zoe, I had never witnessed someone having a true peak experience over clothes and accessories. Characterized by overwhelming joy, rapture, and oneness with the universe, peak experiences are the aha moments of life.

Debbie Harry Hosts a Party for Breakfast at Tiffany's: Thanks for the Memories

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Truman Capote's glory days as a celebrated writer were revisited at the opening of Richard Greenberg's Breakfast at Tiffany's on Wednesday night at the Cort Theater.

First Nighter: Emilia Clarke Does Holly Golightly in Stage Breakfast at Tiffany's

David Finkle | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In the new production of Capote's adored Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Cort, Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, is no long and skinny drink of water, but she's undeniably darkly beautiful.

PHOTOS: These Truman Capote Reissues Are Awesome

Posted 02.11.2013 | Books

Random House's Modern Library came out with a new series reissues for some of Truman Capote's classic works. We talked to the designer, Eric White, to...

Anticipating a Big Week for Zero Dark Thirty

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At a luncheon at "21" early last December, Jessica Chastain was relieved. Not because her new film Zero Dark Thirty was chosen as Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review, but because her secret could now be known.

Journalism As Fiction, Fiction As Journalism: The Capote Dictum

Liz Smith | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

It seems friend Truman believed he was the only one entitled to examine the famous among his important friends. This kind of thinking about what constitutes real "journalism or reportage" would render the works of historians and biographers useless.

A Shockingly Large Share Of Young Professionals Do This In Bed

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Small Business

In 1957, legendary writer Truman Capote described himself as a "horizontal author," claiming that he couldn't think unless he was "lying down, either ...

Does 'On The Road' Film Have Same Flaws As The Book?

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

On the Road starts off speeding, snapping the audience's heads back against their padded seats, and kidnapping them. Taking 'em to the 1940s, America. At some point each voyeur has to decide whether they are in or out.

Unpublished Truman Capote Story Discovered

Posted 11.01.2012 | Books

The December issue of Vanity Fair features an exciting find--an unpublished story by Truman Capote. Titled "Yachts and Things," the six-page tale w...

Graydon Carter And Vanity Fair Tackle The Real Issues--With Style

Liz Smith | Posted 10.20.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

This leader of the plush, glamorous last of the great excessive magazines offers followers of the rich and famous a neat look at the issues.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012): He Did It His Way (And Loved Every Minute)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?

Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood' Typewriter Sold For How Much?!

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: The personal Smith Corona typewriter of Truman Capote, and likely the one he used to write In Cold Blood, has been sold o...

My 'Favorite' New York City Scandal!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.05.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

It had everything -- ex-showgirl wife says she mistakes hubby for a prowler, shoots him dead. Then, the last of the truly social leaders, the elder Mrs. Woodward, sides with her detested daughter-in-law rather than expose her two grandchildren to further loss and indignity.

Guess Who Just Bought Truman Capote's Brooklyn Heights Home

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

The Brooklyn Heights home where Truman Capote penned the classic novel "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is officially the new residence of Dan Houser, the cr...